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Re: PUT

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:31:18 -0800
To: Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com>
Cc: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020115133111.A19189@mnot.net>

Micah,

The REST [1][2] view of the Web architecture holds that there are a
number of basic operations one can perform on resources (as
identified by a URI);

- GET it, to retreive a representation (e.g., an HTML page)
- POST to it, to submit data to it (e.g., processing)
- PUT it, to replace the state of the resource (so that future GETs
  retrieve the entity sent in the PUT)
- DELETE it, to remove it

PUTing wasn't practical for traditional HTML forms, because the form
encoding wasn't useful to refetch; instead, encoded form data was
POSTed to a processor. However, it is potentially *very* useful to
PUT xml instance data, in cases where it is useful to retrive that
data later with a GET.

Cheers,


[1]
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~cs650/assignments/papers/p407-fielding.pdf
[2] http://www.ebuilt.com/fielding/pubs/dissertation/top.htm







On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 10:10:30AM -0800, Micah Dubinko wrote:
> Mark,
> 
> The Working Group is examining this issue. I can't promise any particular
> outcome, but it would be helpful if you could provide some use cases for
> PUTting XML serialized instance data.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> .micah
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Nottingham [mailto:mnot@mnot.net]
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 10:48 AM
> To: www-forms@w3.org
> Subject: PUT
> 
> 
> 
> Is there any rationale for why XForms doesn't allow one to PUT an XML
> instance [1]?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xforms/slice4.html#structure-model-submitInfo
> 
> 
> -- 
> Mark Nottingham
> http://www.mnot.net/
>  

-- 
Mark Nottingham
http://www.mnot.net/
 
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